RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51060156 LA English and Bengali. T1 Chotti Munda and his arrow A1 Mahāśvetā Debī,, Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty., PB Blackwell Pub. PP Malden, MA YR 2003 SN 1405107049 9781405107044 1405107057 9781405107051 AB "'I had but that one arrow', says Chotti Munda, the hero of this epic tale. A 'magic' arrow that stood for the pride, the wisdom, the culture of his society, a society threatened with inevitable disintegration as its traditional structures crumbled under the assault of 'national development'." "The wide sweep of this important novel encompasses many layers. It ranges over decades in the life of Chotti - the central character - in which India moves from colonial rule to independence and then to the unrest of the 1970s. It probes and uncovers the complex web of social and economic exchange based on power relations. It traces the changes, some forced, some welcome, in the daily lives of a marginalized rural community. And at its core, it celebrates Chotti, legendary archer, wise and farsighted leader, proud role model to his younger brethren."--Jacket.